Incoming Students: Tech Essentials for Living on Campus

As you start to move in and begin your life as a Mustang, we would like to help you adjust to your life on campus with a few important IT-related tips and resources related to life on campus.

Securely Connect to the SMU Networks

SMU WirelessThere are several options for connecting to the SMU campus network once you are on campus. To securely connect your computer or mobile device wirelessly, choose the PerunaNet Wi-Fi network, and log in using your SMU ID and password. Of course, the wired network will provide the best performance and security.

Please Note: Wireless printers and certain smart devices, such as voice-activated assistants, smart TVs, and gaming consoles, will need to be registered and connect to SMU_Guest. In addition, personal routers are not permitted on any SMU networks and will be disconnect from the network once detected.

Also, if the wireless goes down in your room, please call 214-768-HELP. We can fix it, but only if we know about it.

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New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon

On May 30, 2019, the University will implement a change to the existing password requirements.  Your new SMU password will now have a minimum length of 12 characters and will expire after 365 days versus the current 180 days. The password complexity requirement will not be changing, meaning your password must still have a combination of 3 of the following character types: Continue reading New SMU Password Requirements Coming Soon

Password Managers Make Security Easy

PadlockAs National Cybersecurity Awareness Month draws to a close, one of the easiest things you can do to help protect your identity and your sensitive files is to ensure that you have unique, secure passwords for all of your online services. Of course, that is easier said than done! Keeping up with all of the passwords for every last service you use online can be overwhelming if you go it alone. Thankfully, there are plenty of tools out there that can help.

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